The Cambridge history of the English novel /

"The Cambridge History of the English Novel chronicles an ever-changing and developing body of fiction across three centuries. An interwoven narrative of the novel's progress unfolds in more than fifty chapters, charting continuities and innovations of structure, tracing lines of influence...

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Other Authors: Caserio, Robert L., 1944-, Hawes, Clement.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Online Access: Online version
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This magnificent, massive anthology brought forth by Caserio (English, Pennsylvania State Univ.) and Hawes (English and history, Univ. of Michigan) is a history of roughly 300 years of the development of the English novel, from its origins as prose narrative or scandalous romance to the novel as it was adapted by England's former colonies. This comprehensive resource comprises 54 essays, which are organized primarily thematically and written by experts in their fields; they range from Cynthia Wall's analysis of domesticity in the novel to Francis O'Gorman's look at the interplay of realism and romance. Other essays focus on specific authors who are considered representative of both literary themes and movements, such as Austen, Dickens, Trollope, Woolf, and Lawrence. The editors provide a significant, readable introductory chapter and excellent editorial apparatus; each essay has a brief bibliography for further reading, and there is an extensive index. Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. R. Shapiro City University of New York

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